In a Facebook post, RRHA CEO T.K. Somanath, right, smiles as he poses with relatives at a Jan. 3 reception at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., as he and his wife vacationed in the Sunshine State.
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In some quarters, T.K. Somanath and the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority that he leads would be considered slumlords. When radiator pipes began leaking in 12 of the buildings in the Creighton Court public housing community, forcing RRHA to turn off furnaces and leaving residents with no heat, the authority thought it acceptable to give residents space heaters to fend off the cold.